BRYN ATHYN, Pa. – The Bryn Athyn College men's basketball team ended Wednesday night's North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) against the College of Saint Elizabeth on a 23-13 run over the final 6:31 to pick up a 78-68 win in Asplundh Field House.
Rahim Washington, Bryn Athyn's leading scorer with 24 points, broke a 55-all tie by hitting one of his four 3-pointers with 6:31 remaining. Washington posted 19 of his 24 points during the second half. The triple started a 10-2 run, which included four of Larry Stevenson III's nine points, to stake the Lions (4-2, 2-0 NEAC) out to a 65-57 lead with 4:28 remaining.
The College of Saint Elizabeth (2-5, 0-3 NEAC) came back with six of the game's next seven points to trim the gap to 66-63. Devante Laws stopped the Eagles' momentum with a layup on Bryn Athyn's next possession to not allow Saint Elizabeth to get any closer.
Bryn Athyn's lead would reach a game-high 12 points when Lamarr Crenshaw, who ended the game with 23 points and seven rebounds, drained two free throws with 35 seconds left to make the score 78-66.
The Lions used an 8-0 spurt to open up a 14-7 first-half lead. Christian Rivera knocked down a layup as part of a 10-point, 14-rebound night with 5:47 left in the half to five the Lions a half-high 21-13. After being in control for a majority of the first half, Bryn Athyn would allow Saint Elizabeth to end the half on a 17-9 surge and send the teams to the locker room tied at 30.
Roland Romano led the Eagles with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Cam Tucker poured in 11 points, while Jason Saldiveri added nine points and 13 rebounds.
Bryn Athyn shot 43.8 percent (28-of-64) from the field, 56.7 percent (17-of-30) during the second half. Saint Elizabeth ended the game shooting 37.5 percent (27-of-72).
The Lions owned a 47-42 rebounding edge.
Bryn Athyn will look for its first four-game winning streak since the 2015-16 season when it takes on Gallaudet in a NEAC showdown on Saturday, Dec. 9 at 1 p.m. in Asplundh Field House.